Alexandria Aces

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Team History[edit]

2009 edition of the Aces

The Alexandria Aces were members of the Evangeline League throughout its 21-year history. In 1957 the team included Bob Riesener, who set a minor-league record by going 20-0.

The nickname was revived from 1972 to 1975 by the Alexandria entry in the Texas League.

After 18 years of being unused, the name came back again for the Alexandria entry in the independent Texas-Louisiana League in 1994. The Aces were the only team to win the Texas-Louisiana pennant more than once, taking it in 1997 and 1998. In 2002 the T-L was renamed the Central Baseball League; the Aces lasted just two years in the CBL before ending their run.

A fourth team called the Aces began play in the independent United League in 2006 and captured the circuit's inaugural championship.

All four Aces clubs have played their home games at Bringhurst Field.

Following the 2009 season, the Aces made the transition from a professional baseball team to a collegiate league squad in the Texas Collegiate League.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Historic Minor League Teams[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1934 47-64 6th Art Phelan & Cecil Coombs
1935 72-57 3rd Art Phelan Lost in 1st round
1936 96-42 1st Art Phelan League Champs
1937 69-68 5th Art Phelan
1938 72-60 3rd Art Phelan Lost in 1st round
1939 82-56 1st Art Phelan Lost in 1st round
1940 84-54 2nd Carl Kott League Champs
1941 77-54 3rd Conrad Flippen Lost League Finals
1942 22-17 2nd Conrad Flippen League disbanded May 22
1946 67-67 4th Carl Kott Lost in 1st round
1947 79-53 1st Art Phelan / Harry Strohm Lost in 1st round
1948 68-70 6th Art Phelan / Chester Juckno
1949 75-65 4th Merle Coleman / Art Phelan Lost League Finals
1950 71-67 5th Red Smith
1951 68-71 5th Otho Nitcholas
1952 59-81 8th Buddy Blair / George Washburn
1953 68-69 4th (t) Harry Strohm Lost 1 game playoff for 4th place
1954 65-74 6th Harry Strohm
1955 74-65 3rd A.B. Cross Lost League Finals
1956 55-67 5th Red Smith
1957 68-43 1st Ken Silvestri none League Champs
1972 84-56 1st Duke Snider Lost League Finals
1973 59-77 8th Jackie Brandt
1974 49-85 8th Jackie Brandt / Ken Bracey
1975 58-72 7th Pat Corrales

Independent League Teams[edit]

Year League Record Pct. Manager Playoffs
1994 Texas-Louisiana League 53-35 .602 Pete Falcone
1995 Texas-Louisiana League 57-43 .570 Stan Cliburn
1996 Texas-Louisiana League 42-58 .420 Stan Cliburn
1997 Texas-Louisiana League 48-40 .546 Stan Cliburn League Champs
1998 Texas-Louisiana League 58-26 .691 Stan Cliburn League Champs
1999 Texas-Louisiana League 48-36 .571 Stan Cliburn
2000 Texas-Louisiana League 51-61 .455 John O'Brien
2001 Texas-Louisiana League 62-34 .646 John O'Brien
2002 Central Baseball League 59-37 .615 John O'Brien
2003 Central Baseball League 40-56 .417 Robert Lichtenstein
2006 United League Baseball 45-44 .506 Ricky Van Asselberg League Champs
2007 United League Baseball 60-35 .647 Ricky Van Asselberg League Champs
2008 United League Baseball 50-35 .582 Ricky Van Asselberg Lost in playoffs
2009 Continental Baseball League 39-21 .650 Dan Shwam League Champs
2013 United League 24-20 .545 Von Hayes Team disbanded